While it’s fair to estimate that the only things that grow from an enjoyment in wine drinking are debt, the likelihood of developing cirrhosis and the drinker’s degree of insufferableness at parties, a less common item is, well, a garden. Wine bottles can make great garden borders, hanging baskets and even flower vases.
In times of economic instability, not everyone can afford a stunning chandelier a la Phantom of the Opera‘s Opera Garnier. However, in these unfortunate epochs everyone can afford a little creativity. Instead of tossing your fifth or sixth bottle of pinot grigio in the trash, why not save them and attach them to a cheap light fixture to create an ambience of recession-riche?
The romantic idea of drinking wine by candlelight can be a much cheaper evening should you put the effort into it. If you want to create a wine bottle orb, simply cut off the neck of the wine bottle and insert a smaller candle into it. Or, should you want to show off even more of your crafty savoir-faire, cut the top and bottom of the bottle of wine to create a cylinder shape, and use this to mold your homemade candle.